Dark garments. Direct printing. 100% cotton or cotton/polyester.
Stencils: Use any direct emulsion or capillary film compatible with plastisol inks. Additives: Maxopake inks are supplied ready to print. If necessary to reduce viscosity, use up to 15% by weight, of Reducer/Detackifier (PLRE-9000). For printing transfers, mix Maxopake with 5-10% Hot Split Additive (PLUE-9040). Printing Instructions: Multiple strokes may be required when printing by hand. When printing with automatic presses use a slightly rounded squeegee to print a thicker ink layer. A soft pad on the printing pallet will minimize penetration into the garment and improve opacity. Curing Instructions: These inks will fully cure when the entire thickness of the ink deposit reaches 300°F (149°C). Using Low-Bleed Inks: The Maxopake series includes two low-bleed colours: Low-Bleed Medium Yellow (PADE-2060), and Low-Bleed Golden Yellow (PADE-2048). The lowbleed inks are recommended for printing on cotton/polyester garments to control the problem of dyes in the polyester fibers migrating or bleeding into the plastisol ink. Low-bleed inks are not recommended for printing on light-coloured 100% cotton fabrics. On rare occasions ghost images can appear on contacting surfaces of ink to garment. The use of low-bleed plastisols on these fabrics is not recommended. If low-bleed colours are used, be sure to fully cure, to minimize the possibility of ghost images. Avoid stacking or packing garments printed with low-bleed inks while they are still hot. Always check to see if you are getting ghost images.
Caution: High opacity inks may crock. Red pigmented inks are especially subject to this problem. To control or reduce crocking, add up to 10-15% by weight of Extender Base (PADE / MIXE-9090). Always test this product for curing, adhesion, crocking, opacity, washability and other specific requirements before using in production.
Union Ink does not knowingly add plasticizers containing the phthalates listed and outlined in California Bill 1108, CPSIA HR-4040 and Oeko-tex Standard 100. The plasticizers identified may include di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), (DIBP) Di-iso-butyl, and (DMP) Dimethylphthalate, including esters of ortho-phthalic acid and are not direct ingredients in the manufacture of our Non-Phthalate Inks. Union Ink does not test the final product for amounts of the aforementioned phthalate plasticizers and esters and encourages all users to conduct testing for their intended use.